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Ella Mawson

By Ella
On: 5th October, 2019

The Beauty of Balance: Holidays to Detox and 'Retox'

Luxury holidays tend to fall very squarely into two very different camps. On the one hand are the health holidays: lung-busting hilltop hikes by day, healthy farm-fresh meals by night and a smattering of smoothies and spa treatments in between. They'll leave you feeling great but perhaps a…

museum of hunting and nature in paris

By Ella
On: 14th June, 2019

Skip the Queues at These Secret Galleries and Museums Around the World

  • Berlin
  • Switzerland
  • Paris
  • Shanghai & Hangzhou
  • Canada
  • New York

With the world-renowned Louvre in Paris bursting at the seams with visitors and New York's mecca of modern art, MoMA, soon due to close its doors for a four-month renovation, museum lovers will have to get creative when it comes to planning their next cultural circuit. Not to fret, we have…

woman with a suitcase

By Ella
On: 30th May, 2019

Travel Like Marie Kondo

  • Portugal
  • Africa
  • Mongolia
  • Uzbekistan
  • Seychelles
  • The Amalfi Coast
  • Borneo
  • Bhutan
  • Australia
  • Uganda
  • South Africa

"Spark Joy". A wonderful phrase that's become synonymous with the Japanese tidying expert-turned-bestselling-author-turned-Netflix-star Marie Kondo. Her method is satisfyingly simple - go through each of your belongings and ask yourself the question: 'Does this item spark joy?' If the answer…

tea plantation in rwanda

By Ella
On: 16th May, 2019

Rwanda: Beyond the Gorillas

  • Rwanda
  • Nyungwe National Park
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Akagera National Park

Rwanda...where you go to see Gorillas, right? Wrong! Well not exactly wrong, as this is the country that's home to more than half of the world's entire gorilla population, but there is certainly more to see and experience in the 'Land of a Thousand Hills.'

By Ella
On: 14th May, 2019

The Most Beautiful Train Stations Across the Globe

  • New York
  • Spain
  • Mumbai
  • Moscow
  • Istanbul

In an era of direct flights and last-minute bookings, the 'getting there' part of your holiday can often feel like an inconvenient addition to an otherwise relaxing trip, rather than an exciting part of the adventure in its own right. However, if you're looking to slow things down (which, as…